Upper Wacker, Lower Wacker, John discussed on Bill Leff and Wendy Snyder
Amount of data that they have to pull together just just pick a route deriding the vehicle and, you know, we get a car we off the exit we go, where we go without any of that stuff. John, I've mentioned this before with my GPS system when I'm on lower Wacker. It's always incorrect, because it's reading upper Wacker, and it'll tell me bake turns into what is a brick wall, it's done, every time a signal when it's below ground like that, right. Get a signal, but it reads upper Wacker when I'm. On lower. So my fear is if that was the same technology that was telling the car, where to go, and not me that the car would listen to it, and then drive into the wall, the car would be responsible. Oh. Solace in that. I hope I do hope that they figure out the distinction between upper and lower. But the way they have described it is the math that you and I see on our phones, or the on the on the in dash man is nothing like the map that the car actually uses, which is, you know, tens to hundreds of times more details. Yeah. They're talking about going from. We can we, we know we're where we are in the world and on the street by a factor of several feet to a factor of several centimeters. And so, yeah, it's, it's going to have to contend with things like that, because that's not okay right at cars driving. And it's got a map that can't distinguish between upper and lower. Yeah. That's a problem. When are they looking at this realistically, being thing? Is it tomorrow, tomorrow? Giving street near you. No. It's a cheese. The guesses are all over the map, you know, one of the one of the points in the story the other day, which which was kind of entertaining, was the guy whose neck deep in this thing said, well, you know, just few years ago, people were saying twenty nine hundred is going to be the year. We're going to have semi autonomous vehicles hit some level in twenty twenty so I think realistically, Mike. My guess would be it'd be a decade before, you'd actually see, you know, true driverless of vehicles on anywhere, in my guess, is, you know, that's going to happen with either trucks, you know, long haul over the road, trucks, or cabs or buses or trains or something like that. I yeah. Where you have predictable routes. You know, controlled that makes a whole lot more sense. I think as a man, you know, driverless pot in your neighbor's driveway. Yeah. Thinking, that's not happening anytime soon. All right. Good. Sometimes, you know, here's a bedroom. You're going somewhere and you want to have a cocktail and you're in the back seat. I wonder how that's gonna work too, because I'm not driving. So, right. Again, you know once once you're not at the wheel, I guess the car is liable. Yeah. That's an area. Frankly, I think that, Hugh, you might see some real benefits he know again, it's I agree, having people falling asleep the wheel people being impaired, for whatever reason know it may be preventing a whole bunch of what we think of, as preventable crabs than having, you know, everybody being being whizzed around, you know, by driverless vehicle. You know, some I think it's much more. There's just really good highly assisted, you know, saving you from yourself, sort of thing. It's all I can't lock brakes, right? Yeah. I came around and be like what and I distinctly remember when this first came out with the covering the police beat. And after they've racked up about eight brand new squad cars. They closed down the road for about three hours, one night and ran everybody. Every cop through drivers testing the first time they had gotten cars with antilock brake, and what you were trained to do in a panic. Stop was pumped pump the brakes pump the brakes defeat and locked, so it's that kind of thing, right? But now would you would you buy vehicle without analog? Sure, you can, you can pray. We are short on time, here, it was really interesting talking to you about this and keep us posted. If you do a second trip on this, or just one that has no person there because we'd like to talk to you. If you live. Hoping I come back our fingers crossed John. Thank you. The still breathing Sean technology reporter and blogger over in Chicago. We'll take a break and get you, some news. It's Bill and Wendy on WGN business decisions require, the latest business Intel plan on a noontime briefing with the wintrust business lunch. I'm Steve Bertrand sodas all this tariff talk increase avacado traffic.